Lennart Meri Conference – LMC

The Lennart Meri Conference is a high-level annual meeting at which foreign and security policy issues are discussed from the perspective of the Northern and Eastern parts of Europe.

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Lennart Meri Conference

Lennart Meri Conference “The Security of Mare Nostrum and Beyond: The Return of Northern Europe to the World Scene?” 

April 25–27, 2014, Tallinn Estonia  

The seventh Lennart Meri Conference, “The Security of Mare Nostrum and Beyond: The Return of Northern Europe to the World Scene?” was held from April 25 to April 27, 2014, in Tallinn, Estonia. The overarching theme of the discussions this year was the security of Northern Europe and the regions adjacent to it, including the Arctic. 

The Conference featured discussions and debates on such issues as the political, military and economic aspects of Northern European security, Russia, Ukraine, the Arctic challenges and opportunities, energy security, transatlantic relations, Eastern partnership, the future of NATO, and cyber security. 

Alongside the Conference agenda, our guests had opportunities to tour Tallinn’s Old Town or to choose from other excursions such as a tour of the Seaplane Hangars of the Estonian Maritime Museum, a visit to the ICT Demo Centre, or a visit to the Kumu Art Museum. 

The Conference began in the evening of April 25 and concluded at lunchtime on April 27. Attendance was by invitation only, but the plenary sessions of the Conference were available through real time webcast. 

The Conference was arranged jointly by the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) and the Lennart Meri Foundation. 


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